Sonic the Hedgehog
this is for sure the worst sonic game i have ever played, terrible controls, glitches everywhere!!!!! i would not recommend this game to anyone! i would say the only good thing is the music, the music is really good, but other than that this game is just terrible
Not Bad, Actually pretty good.
This game... wow pretty good. There were some problems with the controls, (believe Me) but You get used to it. It is somewhat difficult, but after a while, You get the the hang of it. The graphics are decent and nice, a little sluggish at times, but not every game is perfect you know. Gameplay is pretty nice, but as I said before, there are some problems with the controls at times. Overall, I give this game a 8.9. Loved it.
Where do I start...
Sonic 06 is a terrible game! Why do I see 9/10 10/10 for this game!? It doenst even deserve a 2/10. The only good thing you will get out of this game is the music and the scene where Shadow kicks Silver in the back of the head! In fact dont buy the game for the music, just buy the soundtrack. The entire game is a trainwreak and is easily the worst game I have ever played. I thought this game was going to be good, then I finally played it in 2013. Oh was I wrong. Stay away from this game. And also I dont hate Sonic. I am a die-hard Sonic fan. My favorite game of all time is Sonic 3 & Knuckles. I can promise you after this game Sega never made a Sonic game this bad ever again. If you want a good Sonic game, then go buy Sonic Generations or Sonic Adventure 2 or Sonic Heroes. Stay away from this game. I wouldn't pay $3.00 for this game but I needed to complete my Sonic collection. Th only people that would find this game slightly enjoyable are children under 8. Anyway, I've gone on too long. Bye.
Glitches don't make the game.
The most infamous Sonic game for the generation, Sonic The Hedgehog (commonly referred to as Sonic '06) is a very glitchy game, but glitches aside, how does it hold up? I think it does pretty good. I've played the 360 version and my friend played the Ps3 version. When I played it, it wasn't glitchy. My friend didn't experience glitches with the Ps3, except the dash panels on a ramp in the first level for Sonic. Yeah, THOSE dash panels. But, other than that, it's still a very good game, and I would recommend it.
Which "Sonic" are you?
Many people who have already played this game have put this one out as a downright terrible sonic game, but I would like to differ. I will sumarize this game into 4 basic categories of the game. Gameplay: the gameplay of the game follows a 3D sonic game. Although its not awesome, it isnt downright terrible either. You have 3 main characters to choose from; Sonic, Shadow and Silver. Sonic is for the most part the same as a past release, however the are flaws with it. NUMBER 1 con of the game is the super speed sonic levels. I cannot stand these parts of the level. You make it past the parts of the levels b4 it somewhat well, then sonic speeds up really fast and you better know how to control him or you wil DIE DIE DIE. If this wasnt in the game, i would have liked it a lot better. They also have too many speed up panels. Shadow, however is almost the same as sonic's story except no terrible speed up parts. Instead they have continued to keep his vehicle gig from the previous shadow the hedgehog which has some flaws, but not as much. Silver the new character of the game has an alright intro gameplay considering his circumstances. He is a lot slower than Sonic or Shadow, but his powers make up for it. I would have liked it if they added a little more hover time in the gauge. Flaws with Knuckles and Rouge are having to hold the jump button for a sec to jump or be stuck on a wall. And Tails, well they've decided to make him almost as slow as Big the Cat unless you hover which you will drop straight down after he gets tired. Solaris Phase 2 is pretty fun; SPOILERS you hurt him with Silver first and so on. It had me replaying the level for a while because it was so fun. And lastly the loading times. This is what makes a lot of people mad. They last about 20 seconds each, but boy do they add up. Me? Ive gotten used to it, but others especially in the town it sucks. You talk to a town mission person, load time, he explains what to do, load time and so on. On the PS3 its not so bad, but its longer on the XBOX360, Sound: do i really need to explain the sound of a sonic game? Its really good as in any other sonic game. Graphics: for being an early release of the PS3/XBOX360 era, its pretty well done. Ive heard some people say that the buildings in the town are a little underdeveloped, but other than that it looks up to date. Verdict: Sonic the Hedgehog(2006) is not a terrible game, its just different than most other games. There may be some flaws which greatly impact the game, but considering SEGA was rushed its good. If you are a Sonic must run really fast type fan, DO NOT CONSIDER THIS GAME. Sonic fans mistake this guy for a must be speed demon because Sega Genesis Sonic was not really fast. Heck if mario, A PLUMBER gets a good rating in Mario Galaxy which had terrible controls and power ups, sonic can pass for being more than just a speed demon.
Its great...but why the hate
This is a wonderful sonic game and many people don't realize it but this was a great game for its time because this is in 2006 when call of duty had less people playing than bioshock things have changed yes but for th time it was great so stop the hate be rational.
totally under rated
man this game is freaking awesome every one says "OMG ITS GONNA GLITCH" or "THAT GAME SUCKS CAUSE THERE IS A GLITCH" this game was flawless on my part the only down fall to me was the silver game play i recommend this to you if you sonic adventure 1 also dont waste your money on sonic generations it sucks
Not as Bad as People Make It Out To Be....
I consider myself a true sonic fan, I like all of his games. Even the horrible ones and to me this is not a bad game. So where do I start:
Story: The story is a Time Paradox story that is broken down between three characters: Sonic, Shadow, and newcomer Silver. Each one has a particular role in the time scheme such as Shadow is the Past, Sonic is the Present, and Silver is the Future. The story will be explained as to why certain things are happening or will happen.
Gameplay: The gameplay is similar to the Sonic Adventure style of gameplay. You go through the level to reach the large Gold Ring. But as to what I stated before, each gameplay is different. Sonic is his regular style of gameplay as to Shadow using vehicles to get through certain things. Silver's gameplay is about using psychic powers: He can levitate, throw boxes, stop bullets from coming toward him and shooting them back at enemies, and more. Now most people complain that this game is glitch heaven...This is half the truth...I have played this game about three to four times already and have never came across a glitch. More or less, from what I have read, you have to find a glitch and exploit it. Now it may be true that you may run across one in a game, but that is very rarely in any game unless the game is very broken.
Cons: The only two things I saw that I thought needed work done on the game is: 1. There are a lot of loading screens and are long but if your patient, they won't feel too long. 2. In the cutscenes the characters wave their arms around to much. It kinda makes the game feel cheesy at times but is not enough to ruin the game.
Overall Opinion: I think that most people should buy the game used or rent just to see if they like it. If you like it enough to keep it in your collection, then you like it. If you don't, then no wasted money. That's why I'm giving this game a 9: In my opinion it is not a bad game, sure it is not one of Sonic's best, but it is not the worst.
Way better than people say!
If you don't like this game, then that's alright with me. But this game is awesome no matter what people say! Yes there are the glitches, but I didn't run into them very often. The controls are pretty good once you get use to them, The graphics are very well done especially with the CG cutscenes, and the sound, and soundtrack............. in my opinion BEST PART OF THE GAME!!!!! If you can find it on youtube, put the entire soundtrack on your favorites! You won't regret it! Get this game!
Disgrace to Sonic the Hedgehog
There are some good points in this game, I will admit. There are a few very nicely designed levels and a parts of the story are actually really well thought out. Other than that though, this game is just, I'm sorry Sonic, so, so horrible. Your original games were great, and the Sonic Adventure series were some of the best video games I've played in all my time. But this is just a flat out utter disgrace to the speedy blue hedgehog we once loved. Sonic should have never entered the human world at all, and even if he did, they should just be people to talk to in minor portions of the game like in the Adventure games. Sonic should never have any relationship, with a girl or not, romantic or not, with a human! That's not how Sonic is! He's a cartoon blue hedgehog! And that's just one aspect of the overall poor story. So many elements of the plot are just flat and bad. Oh and aside from one or two characters, the gameplay is insanely frustrating and hard. Along with painful loading times and frequent glitches, I'm sad to say I have to name Sonic '06 the worst Sonic game of all time, and these days there's a lot of competition for that title. It just shows you in every single way how bad our favorite hedgehog has gone since the days of Sonic CD. SEGA has just fallen so low these days.